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Re: How do I add support for python3 to my package?

On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:12:24 AM Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Apr 18, 2012, at 03:09 AM, Paul Elliott wrote:
> >I am not a expert python packager. I am dubious about a bunch of cargo
> >cult packagers all writing seperate but similar debian/rules
> >complications.
> That's why I wrote the style guide; hopefully at least we'll converge on
> one set of (well-documented!) cargo. :)
> >It seems like one is creating a lot of debugging/maintainance problems.
> >
> >Why can not some expert that really know what she is doing write the
> >neccessary infrastructure so that one could write
> >
> >> %:
> >>         dh $@ --with python2-and-python3
> >
> >I am not an expert and not particularly interested in joining a cargo
> >cult.
> >
> >I think that would be a better way to encourage python3 extensions.
> As Piotr and Stefano pointed out, multibuild will make many things better.
> Still, IMHO we should not wait for multibuild to start adding Python 3
> support to Debian packages.
> If upstream supports Python 3, I would really love to have that available
> in Debian asap.
> Cheers,
> -Barry

Well for an interim solution, what is wrong with writting a completely 
seperate source package for the python 3 version, with the intent to collapse 
it into the python2 version when tools become available?

That way I don't have to join a cargo cult.

Paul Elliott                               1(512)837-1096
pelliott@BlackPatchPanel.com               PMB 181, 11900 Metric Blvd Suite J
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